ICC Cricket World Cup dominates Thursday

Ratings: Cricket ruled over tennis and cycling in another big night of sport.

TV’s week of sport offerings continues with the ICC Cricket World Cup pulling 702,000 last night, the biggest crowd outside of News bulletins.

By contrast Wimbledon on 7TWO and Tour de France on SBS both averaged 118,000.

Meanwhile Seven News was again #1 with 1.00m / 934,000 for Seven.

It topped the demos and pushed Nine to another win.

Nine network won Thursday with 33.4% then Seven 27.8%, 10 17.2%, ABC 13.5% and SBS 8.1%.

Nine News (869,000 / 844,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 620,000 in 4 cities then Hot Seat (481,000 / 291,000).

The Chase drew 627,000 / 409,000) for Seven followed by Home and Away (586,000) and The Front Bar (300,000). Britain’s Got Talent was 146,000 in 2 cities.

MasterChef Australia (592,000 / 394,000) was best for 10 then The Project (416,000 / 241,000), 10 News First (375,000), Celebrity Name Game (235,000) and Law & Order: SVU (154,000).

ABC News (633,000), 7:30 (463,000), Escape from the City (399,000), The Drum (178,000), No Offence (173,000) comprised ABC’s night. Humans was just 65,000.

On SBS it was The Handmaid’s Tale (189,000), The Great House Revival (138,000), and SBS World News (113,000).

ABC KIDS’ Rusty Rivets led multichannels at 157,000.

Today Extra: 139,000 / 77,000
The Morning Show: 132,000 / 90,000
Studio 10: 52,000 / 47,000 / 46,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 11 July 2019.

14 Responses

  1. at least now with england in the finals they will have a crowd with india not there that was 2/3 of the crowd , imagine if the aussies won there would only be tour groups and expats in the crowd

  2. It’s a shame that Australia saved their worst game until last, if they were playing the Kiwis in the semi it would have been a different matter. We’ll see what the ratings will be for the grand final.

  3. Rare win for Today Extra, shame Studio 10 can’t be more competitive.
    Disappointing figure for Mastechef considering limited competition. It’s really running out of puff ratings wise this year, maybe they need to consider some careful tweaks next year which don’t impact the premise or integrity of the format. This would be a really delicate balance, increasing bitchiness is not the answer. I only discovered it last year and still really enjoy it, but can see how it may become predictable for many after 11 years.

    1. I think MC is still going well. The fta landscape has shifted substantially in the past couple of years. Once it got down to the final 10 we’ve started watching a lot more. Nicole is my favourite, but I don’t think she will win..

    2. @bullswool,I agree it’s running out of puff ,by the time the GF airs Tuesday week it’s 61 episodes ,that’s easily 20 more than It could be ,too drawn out now and same tired judges and comments just make it dull ,shame they won’t rest it for a year but what else would they show.

    1. Maybe they should move to a One Weeknight on a Thursday / Saturday and air it with 2 Episodes as a games block for 10 Weeks or something. Would probably get better viewership not being up against 9 / 7 News at 6. Food for thought?

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